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Hi I'm Vicki McKay

I'm from Scotland. I lived in America. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a graduate of University with a degree in Business Administration. I work in the Oil and Gas industry, but don't go offshore (I really don't like heights :)), and I'm a massive film fan. I love going to the cinema with friends and watching DVD's, especially action films. The bigger the explosion the better! I love being social, and try to meet up with friends as often as I can. As well as this I also try to spend time with my family, my mum, dad and older sister, as well as my niece and nephew. With everything going on, my life is pretty full, and I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

Over the years I've been asked "why are you a Mormon", and the simple yet honest answer is that I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's one true church upon the face of the earth, that Joseph Smith truly saw God and Jesus Christ in a grove of trees, and restored the kingdom of God on the earth. How I came to this sure knowledge, without any doubt in my mind, is what I'm going to share now. Whilst I was in America, the family I lived with were members of the Church. I attended Sunday services, branch activities, weekly youth meetings and even early morning seminary (seminary is religious classes that youth aged 14-18 attend). Over the course of the 10 months I started reading the Book of Mormon and developed the desire to know if what I was reading about, and learning about at church and seminary was true, so I followed the Lord's council and prayed to him to know if what I had been learning and reading was true. The Holy Ghost testified to me that it was true, and I knew in my heart that I had to be baptised. Over the years I've had many trials in my life, but nothing has shaken that sweet testimony of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I KNOW it's true, I love the Lord and everything I go through only helps me see that He loves me, that I am his daughter, and anything is possible if I follow His plan for me. Each day I pray to Him, and ask him for his guidance, protection and for his love, not just for me but for my family and friends, that one day they too may know the wonderful blessings that come from knowing who they are, where they are going, and why they are here. Because all of those questions are answered in the scriptures contained within the Book of Mormon and the Bible.

How I live my faith

Over the 12 years I've been a member of the church I have served in many different callings. These have included being a primary teacher, ward missionary, Young Single Adult rep and currently 1st Councillor in the Young Woman's program in my ward. Serving in the church is a way of life, and keeps me really busy. I love being able to help others, and feel that I've become a better person because of it. With all of the responsibilities that have been offered to me as a member of the church I've been able to pick up new skills and refine existing talents, which in turn has helped me help others. Working in the youth program of the church has been one of the best responsibilities I've ever had. The girls are fun, enthusiastic, and love to learn more about the Lord and his teachings. They are an inspiration to me, even though I think it should be the other way around. As well as helping others, serving in the church also helps me strengthen friendships with people that in normal situations I may never have even known. It's a wonderful blessing to know that I have friends, not only in Aberdeen, but in many other cities around the UK and in other countries around the world, because we have served together in some way and developed life long bonds.